The Donjon de Lars - a 4 star campsite on the Côte de Nacre (“Mother of Pearl”) coast
Located in Courseulles sur Mer, in the Calvados département, the Camping Donjon de Lars is amongst the loveliest open-air hotels in Normandy. In the vicinity of the famous Normandy Landings beaches and less than 20 kilometres from Caen, the stronghold of William The Conqueror, this campsite, which is a member of the Capfun group, is a little piece of heaven for families.
A campsite with direct beach access...
The Donjon de Lars is one of the top destinations of the Calvados département. Holidaymakers seeking a holiday resort on the Normandy coast cannot remain unmoved by the charm and attractions of this establishment, located in Courseulles sur Mer, and enjoying direct beach access. Offering a wide choice of luxury holiday rentals, having leading facilities, and scheduling numerous activities and entertainment every season, this establishment is entirely dedicated to families’ well being!
The campsite extends over several hectares to the east of Courseulles sur Mer. It runs alongside the beach known as Juno Beach (dating back to the Normandy Landings), which extends over nearly 8 kilometres between Courseulles and Saint Aubin sur Mer via Bernières sur Mer (a coastal district of Caen). It was upon this selfsame beach that the Canadian forces landed on 6 June 1944, during the Normandy Landings.
The Donjon de Lars campsite offers holidaymakers various types of pitches and holiday rentals. The latter take the form of mobile homes and chalets, but also, for families wishing to become initiated into glamping, the form of an out-of-the ordinary cabin, the Cachette de Lars. A genuine tree house which does not fail to pleasantly surprise its occupants!
A dream aquatic park for you to get a good dose of big thrills...
In terms of services, this Normandy campsite overlooks nothing, since the majority of needs can be met on site. Thus on site there is a launderette with washing machines and a tumble dryer, access to the Wi-Fi network, and even a service for the hire of sheets and baby kits. At reception, the curious can have invaluable advice lavished upon them as to sites to visit in the surrounding area, and captivating tourist activities.
Holidays being above all else for relaxing and having fun, the Donjon de Lars campsite has a superb aquatic park being, without doubt, one of the loveliest in the Normandy region. This consists of an indoor section, with a heated swimming pool and splash pad, as well as an open-air section with a large heated pool, and impressive water slides including two double multi slides and a SpaceBowl, plenty for your dose of big thrills whilst in Courseulles sur Mer!
The campsite also has a superb Carabouille playground (adopting the Capfun “fairy” theme) which children go wild for. They can thus have fun in this facility resembling a wooden castle equipped with slides, secret passages, tunnels, and other similar playground facilities. During the summer, two clubs - respectively for children and teenagers - open. The Clapou club accommodates 4 to 12 year olds whilst the Nobodys club allows 13 to 17 year olds to arrange to meet three times a week, to take part in various games, tournaments and activities.
The perfect starting point to discover the D-Day sites...
During the high season, a team of activity leaders plans convivial activities, intended for the entire family. Three evenings per week, festivities, entertainment and shows are on offer for the greatest delight of children and adults alike!
Although the facilities and activities of the Donjon de Lars campsite are perfect to guarantee that all holidaymakers have a stay packed with entertainment and fun, they can also make the most of its advantageous situation to discover Normandy and, in particular, the most famous D-Day sites. For example, in Courseulles sur Mer, the Juno Beach Centre commemorates the allied landings, of 6 June 1944, by the 14,000 Canadians on the beach.
A genuine museum, in the open air, the Calvados département abounds in attractions, museums and places of remembrance linked to the 6 June 1944, and the allied offensive which ensued. Amongst the most famous places, holidaymakers can discover the Airborne Museum of Sainte Mère Eglise, the blockhouses of the Pointe du Hoc, the artificial harbour in Arromanches, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville sur Mer, the Merville Gun Battery site and others.